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Initially it looks like a collage of print blocks, on closer inspection there is a quotation which can be seen and read.

WELL BEHAVED WOMEN RARELY MAKE HISTORY

A quote from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (also seldom make history)

Her study of wives and mothers and daughters as they were remembered in funeral eulogies, the sole record of women who lived and laboured in silent obscurity, illustrates a critical point. Much of what is characterized as female “misbehaviour” is a matter of voice — of a woman insisting she be heard, paid not only attention, but also the respect due a being as fully human and necessary as a man.

It is made up from old poster printing blocks, the most recent from the 1960's others from early 1900's. They are made from hard woods and early ones hand carved. The frame is a part of an old type case (drawer) printers called them cases which is where the terms upper and lower case come from, the small letters were in the lower case and easier to reach as they were used more.

The case's cross pieces are jointed, I have left some of the original compartments in for your own memorabilia.

The size is 14" x 11 1/4"

When I started making these I packed them even using thin slivers of paper so that the blocks would be tight, but when I brought them in from the workshop (shed at the bottom of the garden) they dried out and fell out so now I lightly glue them in. They could be removed and used for their original purpose if required. I do not know the reason I do this except perhaps I do not want to destroy a bit of history.

It is free standing.

Well behaved women rarely make history, a collage of vintage wooden print blocks set in a type tray / case

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: printing poster blocks, letterpress, wooden letters, drawer, case, tray
  • Feedback: 186 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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